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Tao

 (dou, tou) also Dao (dou)
n.
1. In Taoism, the basic, eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is the source of being, non-being, and change.
2. In Confucianism, the right manner of human activity and virtuous conduct seen as stemming from universal criteria and ideals governing right, wrong, and other categories of existence.

[Mandarin dào, road, way, Tao, from Middle Chinese tɦaw`, from Early Middle Chinese daw', from Old Chinese *lûʔ.]

Tao

(taʊ)
(in the philosophy of Taoism) n
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) that in virtue of which all things happen or exist
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the rational basis of human conduct
3. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the course of life and its relation to eternal truth
[Chinese, literally: path, way]

Tao

(daʊ, taʊ)

n.
1. (sometimes l.c.) (in Taoism) the dynamic principle of life by which all things happen or exist.
2. (often l.c.) (in Confucianism) the rational basis of human conduct.
[< Chinese dào literally, way]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tao - an adherent of any branch of TaoismTao - an adherent of any branch of Taoism
Taoism - religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
Taoism - a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
2.Tao - the ultimate principle of the universe
principle - a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
Daoism, Taoism - philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
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Tao

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